Eating and shopping at Watersmeet
The tea-room at Watersmeet has been serving cream teas since as far back as 1900, and now also offers hot and cold drinks, sweet treats and savoury snacks.
Why not pop in to refuel before or after a walk or a spot of canoeing? We have recently opened up our cosy indoor seating area, located just off the tea-room, complete with our second-hand bookshop. The perfect place to find and enjoy a literary treasure.
Whether you're tucking into a light lunch, a homemade cake or a freshly baked scone thickly layered with clotted cream and jam, you'll love the tea-room's quaint riverside setting.
As well as the aformentioned snacks, there's a range of coffees and teas available – or, for a real treat, try a luxurious hot chocolate, delicious at any time of the year.
The tea-room serves a range of gluten-free food, including home-made soup, cream teas, savoury tarts, cakes and brownies.
Take a seat outside in the tea-garden or in our cosy new indoor seating area while you enjoy your refeshments.
Our indoor seating area is also avaliable to hire for events or meetings, please give us a call to discuss.
Most of the food and drink served is prepared on site in our kitchen, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free.
If you have an allergy or intolerance and would like ingredient information about the food and drink served, please ask the staff, who will be happy to help.
Always check when you visit
Visited before? We sometimes change our recipes to improve quality and flavour, including the ingredients. When you visit, please speak to one of our team to check the current allergen information for your favourite dish.
25p off your hot drink
When you choose to bring your own reusable cup to watersemeet and help reduce waste, we offer 25p of your hot drink. If you need a disposable cup, there’ll be an extra 15p charge. *If no crockery is available, the additional 5p charge won’t apply
Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.
The second-hand bookshop
Located just to the side of the tea-room, the second-hand bookshop is a great place to find something to read. You'll find plenty of pre-loved books, from classic novels to travel compendiums and everything in between.
Donate your unwanted books
If you want to support the landscapes you love, why not donate your used books to the second-hand bookshop?
All proceeds from the shop go towards fundraising projects here at Watersmeet. If you'd like to donate your books, please drop them off. No donation is too big or too small, and they really do help us to look after this special place, for everyone, for ever.
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Pick up a book from a second-hand bookshop to keep or share. Every purchase will raise funds for conservation projects at the places in our care.
Discover more about Watersmeet, once a romantic retreat and fishing lodge and a popular tea-room since the early 1900s.
From fishing to canoeing, there's an outdoor adventure to suit everyone at Watersmeet. Take a walk through ancient woodland or along the banks of the river.
There’s plenty of places to eat and refuel while you’re out and about exploring Devon. Discover great choices from pub lunches to the ultimate cream tea and there's lots of space for picnics too.